Pictures show what derelict Northampton office block will look like after new lease of life

The new Belgrave House plan is another cog in what could be a wider regeneration effort in Northampton.

Tuesday, 23rd July 2019, 5:11 pm
The project will be spearheaded by NPH and the borough council.

Architect pictures show what empty Belgrave House will look like if plans are passed by the Guildhall. It will be called The Clock House – and will be a complete building redevelopment to create 124 flats in Northampton town centre.Inspired by “living” buildings in the Far East, a rooftop garden with solar panels are being discussed and each flat will feature floor-to-ceiling insulated windows to promote energy efficiency. The Clock House could take as much as four years to become a reality – but the regeneration of Northampton could start here.READ MORE: Complete overhaul plan could turn Belgrave House into 124 'worker' flats at heart of Northampton town centre

The application has drastic changes in mind from building two new floors on top of the office block to installing a lift shaft.
Plans show there is even potential to let out the top floor of the Grosvenor Centres car park just for residents.

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Instead of being sold in the standard manner, the flats in The Clock House will offer a new kind of social housing.
Pictures on NPH website show what the inside of the flat block could look like.
Flats will be offered as a priority to residents who work within walking distance of the flat block.
The derelict office block could be on the cusp of finding a new lease on life.
So far the borough council has not been able to say how much the development will cost but it promises to be 'deliverable'.
The project will be spearheaded by NPH and the borough council.
124 flats are going to be built on the former Belgrave House site in the next four years.
Belgrave House, in Greyfriars, is owned by the company behind the Grosvenor Centre, Legal and General, which has struggled to generate interest from tenants or buyers.